Exam Dances for Grades I-III
Exam Dances for Grades I-III will become mandatory on January 1, 2024
We are excited to announce the introduction of dances at the end of the Grade I, II and III exams. Including a dance at the end of their exam gives the candidates the chance to show their performance quality and finish the exam on a high note. The dance will be performed as a group and be approximately one minute in length.
Teachers are encouraged to choreograph their own dances, or they may use one of the sample dances provided. The music should be classical and the candidates may use props. For exams where there is more than one sponsoring teacher, each group will do their own dance, for instance if there are 2 sponsoring teachers there will be 2 dances.
Audition Guidelines for the 2024 CICB Competition
The Cecchetti International Classical Ballet (CICB) 2024 Competition is held every three years in various countries around the world. On July 21-27, 2024, the competition will be hosted by the Cecchetti Council of America in beautiful Holland, Michigan, USA.
Students can Audition in person at the CCA Ballet Festival to be held February 10-11, 2024, or by video submission. For information about auditions,
For information about the competition,
The Cecchetti Council of America is dedicated to maintaining the standards and method of classical ballet training established by Cavalier Enrico Cecchetti. The CCA provides a mentored education and training which includes history, anatomy, and music instruction for member teachers. The CCA provides certification through sequential examinations for both teacher members and student candidates. Read about our purpose and objectives.